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  • Was born in Omaha, but grew up outside San Francisco.
  • Played basketball, soccer and softball in high school and college. 
  • Was discovered while interning at a modeling agency in Los Angeles; she had planned on attending law school.
  • Was 27 when she played a high-school sophomore in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You.
  • Was cast in Deliver Us From Eva after Halle Berry dropped out.
  • Was sexually assaulted when she was 19 and as a result has become an advocate for assault victims.


  • Xavier Zechariah Wade — Stepson
  • Dwyane Wade — Husband
  • Chris Howard — Ex-husband
  • Zaire Wade — Stepson
  • Zion Malachi Airamis Wade — Stepson
  • Sylvester Union — Father
  • Tracy — Sister
  • Teresa Union — Mother


  • Attended University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States; attended Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, California, United States; University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States (BS in Sociology, 1996)

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  • Birth Name: Gabrielle Monique Union
  • Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Model

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